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On this day: July 11

Published On: Jul 09 2012 11:33:52 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 11 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

A vice president duels for honor, the Marine Corps is re-established, a folk singer debuts, a space station plummets to Earth, and Martin Luther King earns a posthumous honor, all on this day.

OTD July 11 - John Quincy Adams
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Library of Congress

1767: John Quincy Adams, the sixth U.S. president from 1825 to 1829, is born in a part of Braintree, Mass., that is now Quincy, Mass. The son of former President John Adams and Abigail Adams, he was elected a U.S. representative from Massachusetts after leaving office, serving for the last 17 years of his life. He is, so far, the only president later elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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